HC Deb 10 June 1953 vol 516 c20W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will reconsider the decision to allow unrestricted imports of early potatoes from Cyprus and Malta, in view of the considerable quantities received from these two sources while so many are being grown in Great Britain.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

The seasonal prohibition on imports of foreign new potatoes is a temporary measure pending a decision on the application made by the National Farmers' Union for the revision of the import duty. But imports from the Commonwealth are free of duty and must also be free of these temporary quantitative restrictions.